Colombia is a great holiday destination that is finally getting the attention it deserves. Think of places such as the Andean Summits, the Colombian Caribbean coast or the mysterious Amazon jungle, all these are possibilities when visiting Colombia.
On this 9 night holiday, you will enjoy the best of what the Colombia seaside has to offer while still stopping at some of the most historically important spots in the country.
You will begin this trip with the historic Bogota, then head to Cartagena, San Andres Island, and finally, stay at the always turquoise, Providencia Island.
Get your sunscreen ready, you will need lots of it!
Bogota City Tour
Cartagena Panoramic City Tour
San Felipe Fortress
San Andrés Island
Any element of this holiday can be tailormade to your requirements, including the places you want to see and the things that are important to you. Just contact one of our Travel Specialists today.
Arrival at the El Dorado airport in Bogota. Reception and transfer to the hotel and overnight stay.
Your first full day in Colombia will be dedicated to a Bogota city tour. This historic centre is also known as La Candelaria and is an archaic suburb with great significance for the country due to its history and cultural heritage. You will visit the main square, Plaza de Bolivar, the Cathedral (on the eastern side of the plaza) which holds an important collection of religious artefacts such as textiles and artworks. This collection is also particularly impressive because it has been built over four centuries. Visit as well The Capilla del Sagrario (a gem of religious architecture), located just beside the Cathedral. Around the Plaza de Bolivar you can see famous buildings such as the Palacio de Justicia, Bogotá’s Mayor offices called the Edificio Liévano, the oldest school in the country called San Bartolome, as well as Casa de Los Comuneros. Continue on with the Botero Museum and after visit the famous Gold Museum, one of the most important ones of its kind in the world. Free afternoon for individual activities and overnight stay.
You will transfer to Bogota airport to take a flight to Cartagena. Upon arrival transfer to the hotel and check-in. Overnight stay.
This day will be dedicated to a panoramic city tour of beautiful Cartagena. Start your tour at San Felipe Fortress, erected in honour of Don Luis Carlos López, a famous poet from Cartagena, after head to the Ciudad Vieja (Old City) to visit the Convent and Church of San Pedro Claver which dates back to XVII century. Visit as well the Zenú Gold Museum which has a stunning collection of gold and ceramics from the main pre-Colombian cultures. Lastly, you will continue on to the Bovedas zone which nowadays is an artisan centre where one can appreciate local handcraft. Free afternoon, and overnight stay.
Free day for individual activities. Overnight stay.
Start your as usual with breakfast at the hotel and transfer to the airport for a direct flight (departing at midday only) to San Andres. For those who don't know the archipelago of San Andres is located in the northwest of Colombian right on the Caribbean and was declared a UNESCO Biosphere reserve in 2000. You might also find interesting that due to its history the archipelago's official language is Patois, a mixture of English and Spanish.
Upon arrival, you will be transferred to the hotel and able to check-in. Overnight stay.
On this day you will be transferred to San Andres airport for a 20-minute flight to Providencia. Upon arrival transfer to the hotel and check-in. Enjoy the rest of the at the beach, Overnight stay.
Start your day as usual with a lovely breakfast at the hotel. The rest of the day can be dedicated to staying on the beach as well as exploring other ones. We highly suggest a visit to Santa Catalina which is connected to Providencia by a beautiful and brightly painted wooden bridge called “Puente de Amor”. You can also take a boat ride to explore bays on the island. Declared a protected biosphere by UNESCO this is one of the most accessible and well-preserved coral reefs in the world. Overnight stay.
As on the day before this will be a free day to spend on the beach. We suggest making a hike up to the "Peak" a 360m high point on the island so that you can enjoy a 360-degree view of the island. Pay special attention to the coral reefs and multi-coloured sea as these are particularly beautiful. On this hike, you can also walk through a rainforest that is home to many species of tropical birds.
Breakfast in the hotel and transfer to the airport for flight to San Andres Island.
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